Jimmy Smits Joins Sons of Anarchy For Major Season 5 Arc

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Sons of Anarchy is revving up the drama with a little help from Jimmy Smits.

The erstwhile Dexter Big Bad has booked a major season-long arc in the upcoming upcoming fifth season of the FX hit, playing Neron “Nero” Padilla, a Latino gangster who becomes an unlikely (and dangerous) mentor for the Sons’ new king, Jax.

Our sister site Deadline first reported the casting.

In addition to Dexter, Smits’ most recent TV credits include starring roles on two short-lived series, NBC’s Outlaw and CBS’ Cane.


I just got slayed. Bless this news! Hopefully Jax will become interesting for me again!